Virgin Media TV Nets A New Channel: Fishing TV

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Virgin Media TV subscribers have a reason to celebrate this month, as the platform casts a wider net (pun intended) with the addition of Fishing TV, a dedicated channel for angling enthusiasts.

With the introduction of Fishing TV, the platform is expanding its horizons, offering something special for both seasoned pros and those who’ve never even baited a hook.

This new arrival promises to enrich the viewing options for those with TV 360 and the Virgin Media Stream box, bringing over 1,400 hours of content that spans independent films, TV shows, and documentaries all focused on fishing.

What’s Fishing TV All About?

Fishing TV is a dedicated streaming service that brings the niche world of fishing into the spotlight.

Fishing TV app

Boasting more than 1,400 hours of content, Fishing TV offers an extensive collection of films, TV shows, and documentaries all centred around fishing, conservation and environmental issues.

From the casual angler to the seasoned pro, there’s something for every enthusiast, with a subscription model priced at £5.99 per month or an annual fee of £60, following a 7-day free trial.

Fishing TV’s inclusion on Virgin Media’s devices is a clear nod to the growing popularity of angling as a pastime and sport, reflecting both companies’ commitment to delivering diverse content.

One of the highlights of the launch of Fishing TV on Virgin Media is the premiere of Untamed Anglers – Monster Quest.

This original series follows three renowned British anglers on their quest to find and catch some of the most elusive fish in British waters.

But it’s not just about the thrill of the catch – the show also explores important conservation issues, making it a must-watch for anyone interested in the environmental aspects of fishing.

Other shows available on Fishing TV include The Hunt For Monster Bass, Modern Fishing With Jared Jeffries, and Thames Predators.

Each program offers a unique perspective on fishing, whether it’s seeking out the biggest catch or exploring local waterways.

Fishing TV will be available both on the Virgin Media Stream, and Virgin Media TV 360.

Virgin Media Stream Fishing TV App

It’s also available on the web, mobile apps, Samsung TV, LG, Phillips, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV.

Virgin Media Stream Expanding

Virgin Media has two main TV offers for its broadband customers: The “old-school” TV platform, TV360, which offers access to 190 channels and up to three mini 360 boxes around the home if you want to watch in extra rooms.

Then there’s the Virgin Media Stream (see our review), which is available to both new and existing customers who subscribe to Virgin Media’s broadband.

Stream is a streaming-based TV platform with apps, Freeview-via-broadband (so no aerial is needed) and catch-up libraries.

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Virgin Media’s Stream Box

Virgin Media’s Stream box is available with no monthly costs or any long-term contracts, except for a one-time activation fee – but it’s only available for Virgin Media’s broadband customers (unlike the similar Sky Stream, which is available to everyone).

Once you get the Virgin Media Stream box, you can pick and choose the paid channels and services you want, with rolling 30-day contracts, and a 10% ‘cashback’ on top every month (with some of the content subscriptions).

With this being a broadband-based box, many of the streaming services are based on apps – which is where the new Fishing TV service comes in.

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Virgin Media’s Stream Box

Last month, Virgin Media significantly expanded its Stream service, adding over 100 Freeview channels to its lineup.

This move has been a boon for subscribers, offering a more comprehensive viewing experience directly through their Stream box – without the need for an aerial and at no extra cost.

That expansion included a variety of music, movie, and entertainment channels, enhancing the platform’s appeal to a broader audience.

However, the Virgin Media Stream box is still primarily known for hosting mainstream streaming apps like Disney+ and Netflix, with a limited selection of niche streaming services (unlike devices like the Amazon Fire TV Sticks or Roku, which support hundreds and even thousands of apps).

This has been a point of contention for customers with specific interests, such as angling enthusiasts, who have been seeking more tailored content.

The introduction of Fishing TV to the Virgin Media TV lineup is a welcome development for these customers.

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